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SFA to host events in recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness Month

September 21, 2018 - University Marketing Communications
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Coordinated Community Response Team will host a number of free educational seminars and events beginning at 6 p.m. every Tuesday in October in recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness Month.

The events, held in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, will cover a range of topics, including bystander intervention and rape prevention, as well as a screening and discussion of "The Hunting Ground," an award-winning documentary examining the incidence of sexual assault on college campuses.

"Dating violence and sexual assault are important topics that can't be ignored," said Dorothy Jackson-Tubbs, project coordinator of SFA's Office of Violence Against Women. "Our goal at SFA is to provide education and empower our students to step in if they see something that doesn't look right."

Tubbs said these efforts are the result of a grant SFA received from the Department of Justice's Office of Violence Against Women.

"Through the grant, we've been able to create a Coordinated Community Response Team whose goal is to improve services for victims, provide education for bystanders and increase safety for all students," Tubbs said. "We plan to work diligently to ensure the SFA campus continues to be a safe place for students and our entire campus community."

For more information on the seminars, as well as SFA's Coordinated Community Response Team, please contact Tubbs at (936) 468-2133 or tubbsdj@sfasu.edu.